Dr Julie Greenhalgh
Welcome to the Meriden website.
I am thrilled that you are spending time learning more about our wonderful school.
There are many aspects of Meriden that give me considerable pleasure. These include the girls’ love of learning, the wonderful results of the girls in all subject areas, the diversity of the school community, and the excellence of the School in cocurricular areas that include music, sport, debating, community service and public speaking, amongst many others.
However, the most impressive feature of the School is the girls! They exercise their talents and skills to lead the School, work to make a positive contribution to their immediate and wider communities, and demonstrate vast amounts of school spirit, collegiality and friendliness in House events, competitions and other activities. It is expected that Meriden girls will care for one another, and they do.
Year 12 girls graduate from Meriden as confident, articulate and compassionate young women, ready to make a positive impact on the world as leaders and global citizens. Their teachers and I follow their post-school pathways with considerable pleasure and pride!
I hope to see you at Meriden in the near future.
Meet Dr Greenhalgh
Dr Greenhalgh commenced at Meriden in January 2007.
Educated in Sydney, Dr Greenhalgh completed a Science degree at the University of NSW before moving to Canberra to complete a Diploma of Education and, later, an Applied Science degree in Health Education at the University of Canberra. This was quickly followed by a Masters degree through the Australian Catholic University, specialising in Teaching and Learning.
During this time, Dr Greenhalgh was teaching Science and Mathematics at Canberra Grammar School where she was a Housemaster and then Head of Science, with her Science Department being identified as a model of exemplary practice in the Federal Government report, The Quality and Status of Science Teachers (1998). Teaching the beauty of Science and Mathematics brought Dr Greenhalgh much joy, and the fascination of Physics, in particular, has never left her.
Returning to Sydney in 2001, Dr Greenhalgh completed her doctorate in Curriculum Studies and Educational Administration through the University of New England.
Well-known for her healthy sense of humour and her infectious laugh, Dr Greenhalgh feels honoured and privileged to be the Principal of Meriden. She has devoted her career to the education of young people, believing that teaching is the most worthy of vocations and that schools should be joyous places of wondrous discovery and vast opportunity.